Tim Sherwood has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the club has confirmed.
The boss leaves after only taking charge in February, but has paid the price for the club’s dismal start to the Barclays Premier League season. Villa lost 2-1 at home to Swansea on Saturday, a sixth straight defeat in the league, and they are four points from the safety line, having not won since the opening day against Bournemouth.
According to the club in an official statement:
“The Board has monitored the performances closely all season and believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative.
“However, the Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Tim for all his efforts during a difficult period last season and for the many positive contributions he has made to the entire football setup during his time with the Club. We wish him well in the future.”
In addition to Sherwood being sacked, his coaching staff have also been let go. In the meantime, Kevin MacDonald will be the interim manager at Aston Villa.